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COVID-19 Update

Dear Neighbor,

In order to support your families being able to take a deep breath, turn away from constant news updates, and create a new temporary normal, my office will continue sending a daily update on the COVID-19 public health emergency and will post online on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

It is my hope that one reliable update each day will allow you to take a deep breath, oversee all that is happening in your own life and home, and have a reliable source of news you can count on to be up to date and accurate. As always, previous updates are on our website and linked beneath the graphic below. 

My greatest concerns right now are your lives and livelihoods. We are working hard to keep you and your loved ones safe, and to fight for our small businesses in an unprecedented crisis. 

In solidarity,

Rep. Robyn Vining 

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 Past email updates can be found HERE

Milwaukee COVID-19 Testing Sites

The Milwaukee Health Department announced a new COVID-19 testing location and adjusted hours of operation for both National Guard testing location sites.

The new north side testing site is located in the parking lot of Custer Stadium, across the street from Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education. 

Testing Locations:

Custer Stadium - 4300 W. Fairmount Ave., Milwaukee
(Across the street from Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education)
UMOS - 2710 S. Chase Ave., Milwaukee


Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Sunday Closed


From Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs:

Bader Philanthropies will be offering walk-up and drive-up COVID-19 testing TOMORROW - Wednesday, June 3rd from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the parking lot of their location at 3300 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs said no appointment is needed and those seeking a test do not need to be showing symptoms. Those wishing to be tested should enter the parking lot via N. 5th St.  The tests are being conducted by Shalem Healing.

No one will be turned away while tests are available, but tests are limited. Both nasal and blood testing will be offered. Most insurance companies provide coverage for nasal testing, but blood testing is not covered at this time. For those who do not have insurance a sliding pay scale will be offered. Proper social distancing and precautions will be in effect to ensure safety. Visit www.bader.org for more information.

 "We're All In" Small Business Grant Program Update

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) provided more information yesterday about the "We're All In" small business grant program. This program was established with funding from the federal CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The online grant application will be accessible for one week from 8 a.m. on Monday, June 15th, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 21st. 

The We’re All In Small Business Grant Program will provide $2,500 to 30,000 Wisconsin small businesses to assist with the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages and inventory.

More information can be found on the WEDC website HERE

50 Piece Rule - June 10th

2019 Act 185, the legislation passed by the State Legislature and signed into law in April, contained an exemption from the 50 piece rule for the COVID-19 emergency.

Elected officials who become candidates for office could then send communications related to the public health emergency if made during the emergency period, or within 30 days after the emergency period ends.

The public health emergency ended on May 12th, thus the new 50 Piece Rule goes into effect on June 10th. 

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Our office cannot send out e-updates directly to our email list starting on June 10th. However, we will continue sharing COVID-19 updates on our social media pages, posting e-updates to our website, and responding to inquiries from constituents. 

If you have any questions about the 50 piece rule, please let us know!

 Department of Health Services Updates 

For daily updated information on COVID-19 in Wisconsin, visit the DHS website HERE

Updates on the Badger Bounce Back plan gating criteria can be found HERE.  

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18,917 confirmed cases (increase of 374*)

3.6% of total tests are positive (for 6/2)

2,643 hospitalizations (14% of cases- increase of 40)

NEW: 12,172 recovered cases (64% of all cases)

263,743 negative test results (increase of 10,148)

607 devastating deaths (increase of 12)

14th District Counties

Milwaukee - 8,004 confirmed cases
Waukesha - 722 confirmed cases

*Changes over yesterday


Forward together,

Rep. Robyn Vining


Contact Us: 

State Capitol
P.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708 

PH: (608) 266-9180
TF: (888) 534-0014

Email: Rep.Vining@legis.wi.gov 
Web: www.vining.assembly.wi.gov 

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